Obituaries for 2/23

February 24, 2003

Elsa Boggs

A Christian Wake for Elsa Boggs, 82, of 9720 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown, who died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, will be today at 8 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m.

Robert D. Miller

Robert Dale Miller, 56, of 10202 Crystal Falls Drive, Hagerstown, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park, Md.

Born May 9, 1946, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Cecil and Blanch Marie Pilsbury Miller.

He was employed by Williamsport Retirement Village.

He was a member of Highland View Seventh-day Adventist Church.

He was a member and former chief of Mount Aetna Volunteer Fire Co., a member and leader of Pathfinder Club and a former member of Community Rescue Service.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah J. Miller; two sons, Robert S. Miller and Aaron D. Miller, both of Hagerstown; two stepdaughters, Kristina Poole and Kimberly Poole, both of Hagerstown; and two grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth M. Miller.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Highland View Academy Seventh-day Adventist Church, Hagerstown. Pastor Vladimir Corea will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Thurman E. Everts

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. -Thurman E. Everts, 72, of Buck Valley Road, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at Falling Spring Nursing Home in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born May 15, 1930, in Fulton County, Pa., he was the son of the late Ephraim and Mary Brannon Everts.

He was a 1949 graduate of Warfordsburg High School.

He retired in 1993 from H.B. Mellott Stone Quarry in Warfordsburg as a laboratory technician.

He was a member of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Hancock.

He is survived by his wife, Flossie E. Brakeall Everts, whom he married July 27, 1956; two sons, Mark L. Everts of Hancock and Lee E. Everts of Warfordsburg; three sisters, Esta Barton of Warfordsburg, Whrelda Pittman of Big Cove Tannery, Pa. and Sara A. Wingert of Hagerstown; and one step-grandson.

The service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Hancock. The Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt Jr. and Lay Associate Steven L. McCarty will officiate. Burial will be in Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Cemetery, Needmore, Pa.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, which will open at 2 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 2 E. High St., Hancock, MD 21750; or Lutheran Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Lutheran Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arlene M. Jacob

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Arlene Marion Anderson Jacob B.S.N., 79, of Charles Town and formerly of Dundee, Ill. and Castle Rock Lake, Wis., died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at her home of breast cancer.

Born Sept. 11, 1923, in Elgin, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Gerda Larson Anderson.

She was a graduate of St. Francis College in Joliet, Ill.

She retired in 1988 from the psychiatric nursing staff at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elgin.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, John Pilcher Jacob; one daughter, Ann K. Smith of Charles Town; five sons, John A. Jacob of San Lorenzo, Calif., Kevin M. Jacob of Carpentersville, Ill., Marc A. Jacob of Chambery, France, Robert J. Jacob of Harpers Ferry, W.Va. and Gregory P. Jacob of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; three sisters, Bernice Grams of Dundee, Ruth Watzlawick of Appleton, Wis. and Dora Sanders of South Elgin, Ill.; eight grandchildren; one step-grandson; two great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Joan T. Jacob; one sister, E. Lucille Fay; and one brother, Clarence Anderson.

A Memorial Mass was celebrated at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town.

Burial will be private in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Arrangements are by Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson, W.Va.

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